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Ob-Gyn Coding Alert

Knockout Modifier 59 Mistakes Before They Happen

Follow this ob-gyn example to see what’s both right and wrong. You’ve figured out all the latest ICD-10 and CPT® updates, so your work is done—right? Wrong. Being lax about how you report modifier 59 (Distinct procedural service) claims could spell disaster for your practice. Carriers are still scrutinizing submissions for separate and distinct services, thanks to the OIG’s error [...]

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